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New 'Star Wars' teaser: No Benedict Cumberbatch

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:59
Just in case anyone missed this: the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," due in theaters in December 2015, is out. And, for the record, that is not Benedict Cumberbatch's voice. "I am not the voice of the 'Star Wars' trailer, nor am I the hooded character with the rather cool new l

Winner of 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition is Nathan Brannon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:59
Comedian Nathan Brannon capped a stellar year by winning the 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Sunday at the Comedy Underground.

Winner of 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition is Nathan Brannon

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:59
Comedian Nathan Brannon capped a stellar year by winning the 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Sunday at the Comedy Underground.

NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:53
NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

Joyner loosens commitment after WSU coaching change

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:51
Marysville-Pilchuck running back/defensive back Austin Joyner said on Monday that he's not as firmly committed to Washington State after the Cougars fired defensive coordinator Mike Breske on Sunday.

Joyner loosens commitment after WSU coaching change

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:51
Marysville-Pilchuck running back/defensive back Austin Joyner said on Monday that he's not as firmly committed to Washington State after the Cougars fired defensive coordinator Mike Breske on Sunday.

Ferguson protesters lawyer up after scores of arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:51
By Emily Flitter FERGUSON, MO. (Reuters) - The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the person to a nearby car, which had the engine running and the heat blasting. The pair were one of several teams working in shifts to help some of the more than 100 people who were arrested during last week's sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. ...

Q&A: Berkeley's campus Free Speech Movement at 50

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:46

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. One student has been arrested and confined in the police car which is surrounded by the demonstrators. The fall of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. (AP Photo, File)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In the waning days of 1964, University of California, Berkeley, students inspired by the fight for racial equality found their collective voice in challenging a campus ban on political advocacy.


Morning links: Washington captures Wooden Legacy title

WA Huskies - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:46
For the second straight game, Washington used a second-half comeback to surge past UTEP in the final minute for a 68-65 victory to claim the DirecTV Wooden Legacy title.
Categories: Sports Center

AccuWeather Maps: Wintry Mix on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:45

 Wintry Mix on TuesdayAccuWeather is calling for a wintry mix on Tuesday.


International Aid Agencies Call for Temporary Exit From Afghanistan

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:35
Citing Taliban attacks in Kabul in the last three weeks, several agencies have said that although they want to stay, the current situation is too dangerous.

NFL players stir controversy with 'hands up' Ferguson tribute

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:33
NFL players' gesture sparks bitter race debate
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Flooding in France claims lives

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:22
Five people have died in France as severe storms continue to batter the western Mediterranean, with damaging winds and torrential downpours.
Categories: BBC World News

Boxtrolls leads Annie Award field

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:08
The Boxtrolls leads the nominations for the 42nd Annie Awards, which honour the year's best achievements in animation.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 12/1/2014 8:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:02
White Pass US12
12/1/2014 8:46:35 AM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Cloudy

Satus Pass - 12/1/2014 8:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:02
Satus Pass US97
12/1/2014 8:48:20 AM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Light snow

Stevens Pass - 12/1/2014 8:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:02
Stevens Pass US2
12/1/2014 8:52:19 AM

Temperature: 9 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/1/2014 8:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:02
Blewett Pass US97
12/1/2014 8:46:29 AM

Temperature: 6 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/1/2014 8:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:02
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/1/2014 8:50:46 AM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies with gusty winds west of the summit.

Bony not for sale, insists Monk

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:56
Swansea boss Garry Monk says it will take an "astronomical" bid to force the club to sell top scorer Wilfried Bony.
Categories: BBC World News